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Classic Bowie knives, Robert Abels

Classic Bowie knives, Robert Abels


Classic Bowie knives, Robert Abels
Published by the author, 1967. Soft cover. Fine. 1st Edition. 97 pages.

The classic book in the field of collecting Bowie knives. It is rare to find a collector of this stature who was so ahead of his time. Collectors are fascinated by the niche these knives have carved into American history.
Bowie knives were carried and used by many famous and infamous Americans during a period when this country was undergoing the severe growing pains of a small nation becoming great. American frontiersmen, prospectors, buffalo hunters and soldiers all used these knives as tools of their trade and as a means of protection. Bowie knives were common in the sparsely settled frontier areas, the California gold fields (where their fabulous quality and fine decoration conferred status on the owner), the plains thick with buffalo and the batlefields of the Civil War. Many of these knives are not only treasures for their historical value, but for their great value as pieces of art. Some specimens, obviously the works of silversmiths and jewelers, exhibit beautiful craftsmanship in engraving, tooled leatherwork and metalworking. There is a slight rub a the top of the spine, otherwise the book is a clean, tight near fine copy. The Dust Jacket is only about good with some tears, and edge wear.
Ex-libris sticker to end paper.

Code: 50019

SOLD


THE ANTIQUE BOWIE KNIFE BOOK

THE ANTIQUE BOWIE KNIFE BOOK

THE ANTIQUE BOWIE KNIFE BOOK (ISBN: 0962604402)
Adams, Bill, J. Bruce Voyles and Terry Moss.

Conyers, GA: Museum Publishing Company, Inc., 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. VERY SCARCE. Sold out on publication. Introduction by Norm Flayderman. Limited to 1100, First Edition, #366
Gilt stamped beige cloth. Quarto, 552 pp., profusely illustrated in full color throughout.

The story of the 19th Century Sheffield, England (and American) makers of the world's finest, most practical and efficient blade: the famed Bowie knife, and its many variations: California knives, I Dig Gold From Quartz knives, Arkansas Toothpicks; buffalo knives, and during the American Civil War, knives marked Death to Traitors, Death to Abolition, Liberty and many more, often having highly-decorated hilts, silver and jeweled decoration, and ivory, horn or mother-of-pearl grip scales. The postwar American Frontier era brought large buffalo-skinning and related-use knives. Finally, in the 1870s the American makers of fine cutlery began appearing on the scene, often equalling the quality and style of those by the Sheffield makers. This book includes: American Bowies, Unmarked American Bowies, English & European Bowies, Showpieces, Confederate Bowies, California Knives and South of the Border Knives, plus an Index to Knife Makers and much more, including lavish and beautiful, full-page color shots of some of the finest antique Bowie knives in the world. An invaluable reference, and long out-of-print. The book and matching pictorial dustjacket are new.

The Bowie knife ‘bible’ for invertors and collectors.

Code: 50017

425.00 GBP


Book: Exhibition Knives: JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS

Book: Exhibition Knives: JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS


Exhibition Knives: JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS, The Samuel Setian Collection. (ISBN: 9879766008)

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Samuel Setian, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition. Thick, oversize quarto, 304 pages, profusely illustrated in lavish full-color throughout, hi-quality gloss paper stocks, pictorial endpapers, gilt-stamped maroon cloth, matching color pictorial dustjacket, biblio., index.

A beautiful book for those who love fine antique knives. Showcased are the products and histories of the Sheffield makers. The pictorial catalog of one man's superior collection of antique knives and related products by the famed Sheffield, England maker: Joseph Rodgers & Sons. A stunningly beautiful, landmark, classic production, and a very real collectible in its own right.

Code: 50016

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A SURE DEFENCE - THE BOWIE KNIFE BOOK Burton, Kenneth J

A SURE DEFENCE - THE BOWIE KNIFE BOOK Burton, Kenneth J

Australia: K.J. Burton & Co.. Hardcover/pictorial cover/published with printed paper hard case. 1988. A good starter book for Bowie knife collectors.

Code: 50015

Reserved


Special edition - The London Knife Book, by Ron Flook

Special edition - The London Knife Book, by Ron Flook


Special limited 100 copy edition bound in leather & numbered.
The cutlery makers and retailers of London - an A_Z guide from 1820 - 1945. Profusely illustrated, Ron Flook's book shows the high standing of London cutlery with comprehensive listings of more than 1000 names of firms and family members as well as showing fine examples of the immense range of cutlery made and sold there.
Hardback, leather, 230 pages, ISBN: 9780955950728.

Code: 50003

45.00 GBP


The Art of Eastern Australia by David Petty

The Art of Eastern Australia by David Petty


Newly-published, David Petty's Aboriginal Tribal Art book showcases his collection of early shields, clubs, spears & spear-throwers, boomerangs and axes of the highest quality.
Top quality photography & production do justice to this fine and important collection.
Hardback, 248 pages, ISBN: 9780955950742.

Code: 50000

85.00 GBP